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Lukashenka's Lonely Inauguration: No Pomp Under These Circumstances

President Alyaksandr Lukashenka's motorcade drove through the empty streets of the Belarusian capital, Minsk, on September 23 for an unannounced inauguration ceremony. The swearing-in ceremony was moved up amid mass protests over his reelection last month.

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RFE/RL's Belarus Service

RFE/RL's Belarus Service is one of the leading providers of news and analysis to Belarusian audiences in their own language. It is a bulwark against pervasive Russian propaganda and defies the government’s virtual monopoly on domestic broadcast media.

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